When Richard Croxton Carter was born in 1490, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, his father, Sir John William Nicholas de Carter, was 15 and his mother, Alice Ann Croxton, was 28. He married Lady Joan Elizabeth Bourchier in 1525, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 September 1558, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in London St Dionis Backchurch, Middlesex, England.
English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
Irish: shortened form of McCarter .
Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.